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One-Day Faculty Strikes Start at Biggest US College System

Cal State union says issues include workloads, wages, and breastfeeding stations

(Newser) - Faculty at California State University, the largest public university system in the US, kicked off a series of one-day strikes Monday across four campuses to push for higher pay and more parental leave for thousands of professors, librarians, coaches, and other workers. Hundreds of faculty members picketed at California State...

These Colleges Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

'WSJ'/College Pulse rank higher-ed institutions based on their value

(Newser) - Picking a college or university can be a daunting task—especially when students and their parents have to fork over so much money to attend. Some higher-ed institutions offer more bang for the buck, however. Using research from the Third Way public policy think tank, the Wall Street Journal and...

Biggest US College System Will Make Vaccine Mandatory

All students, staff at California public universities will be required to get COVID vaccine

(Newser) - Two of the nation’s largest university systems say they intend to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff on campuses this fall. Several US colleges and universities hoping to get back to normal campus life after months of online learning also have said they plan to make...

Prof's Reax to Barbara Bush Death Could Threaten Tenure

Fresno State instructor Randa Jarrar called her 'amazing racist,' 'witch'

(Newser) - While the tributes continue to pour in for Barbara Bush, a Fresno State professor is taking heat for her diatribe against the former first lady. "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who along with her husband, raised a war criminal," Randa Jarrar wrote to...

7 Arrested Outside Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

'We come out and try and be louder than them,' protester says

(Newser) - Police arrested seven people after scuffles and at least one serious fight broke out between protesters and people attending a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at a Southern California college Tuesday night. Dozens of protesters at California State University, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting "Black lives matter,"...

Frat Members Blamed for Trees Felled in National Forest

It allegedly happened during Pi Kappa Alpha initiation ceremony

(Newser) - Fraternity members from the California State University's Chico campus are facing federal criminal charges after they allegedly cut down dozens of trees in Lassen National Forest during a camping trip as part of a pledge-initiation ritual, CBS San Francisco reports. Per the Los Angeles Times , at least 32 trees...

'Despair' Led to College Prof's 'Trump Must Hang' Tweet

And to Lars Maischak's paid leave from Fresno State

(Newser) - An ill-advised tweet about President Trump has led to a "voluntary leave of absence" for a history instructor at Fresno State, per a university statement cited by the Fresno Bee . Fresno State President Joseph Castro says Lars Maischak will spend the rest of the spring semester doing research instead...

Charges Possible After 'Missing' Student Turns Up

There may also be restitution demanded for Sahray Barber's $30K-plus search

(Newser) - Sahray Barber, a California art student who turned up 10 days after she went missing , issued a statement through the San Bernardino Police Department begging forgiveness from her family and "the amazing men, women, dogs, and horses" who searched for her, calling her disappearance "incredibly dumb." But...

Woman Vanishes Across the Street From Cal State

Disappearance follows string of campus attacks

(Newser) - Police on horseback and dirt bikes are searching remote areas for a woman whose disappearance followed a series of violent attacks at Cal State San Bernardino. Sahray Astina Barber, a 22-year-old who studies and works at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, lives across the street from the university and...

Cop on Leave for Not Tasering Suicidal Student

Other officers on the scene at CSU say his refusal was a 'failure to act'

(Newser) - As debate continues about whether excessive police force was used against unarmed men, one California officer has come under fire for the opposite reason: not Tasering an unarmed man. The California State University-Monterey Bay cop is on paid leave after refusing to stun-gun a student who was reportedly suicidal, which...

California Spells Out When 'Yes Means Yes'

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill about sexual consent

(Newser) - A busy weekend for California Gov. Jerry Brown culminated in several signed bills designed to assist students across his state. Chief among the legislation is SB-967 , which seeks to combat sexual assault on campus by flipping the traditional "no means no" mantra on its head: Colleges and universities will...

UC Applicants May Be Asked if They're Gay

Question aims to meet needs of campus LGBT communities

(Newser) - University of California and California State campus officials are making plans to ask for students' sexual orientation on application and enrollment forms, reports the Los Angeles Times. The move would make the state educational system the largest in the nation to request such information. Providing answers would be voluntary. The...

Journos Caught on Mic Trashing Palin Speech
 Journos Caught 
 on Mic Trashing 
 Palin Speech 

Journos Caught on Mic Trashing Palin Speech

Video catches reporters panning 'rollercoaster' speech

(Newser) - For as much as Sarah Palin likes to trash the "lamestream media," they trashed her right back during her much-hyped speech Friday night at a California university fundraiser—inadvertently, and on a live mic. Unidentified reporters were caught on a video of the speech lighting into Palin even...

Cal State Student Prez Stabbed in Hate Crime

Attackers shouted racial slurs

(Newser) - The student body president of the California State University in Chico was stabbed and wounded in what police say was a racially motivated hate crime. Nigerian-born Joseph Igbineweka was attacked by two men who followed him and shouted racial slurs as he walked home from a party, CNN reports.

Niche Colleges, Priced Right
 Niche Colleges, Priced Right 

Niche Colleges, Priced Right

(Newser) - Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to college. Mother Jones runs down 10 schools that “may not bother to juke their stats to make US News' short lists, but they still have plenty to offer—and for a lot less dough.”
  • Berea College, Kentucky: The price

Schools Spark Debate by Luring Out-of-Staters

Such tuition cuts will squeeze out local students, critics say

(Newser) - More state universities are trying to lure out-of-state students with lower tuition, a trend that critics say goes against the very purpose of such institutions, the New York Times reports. The schools often do it to make up for shrinking support from their own states, but some worry that universities,...

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